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Written by Carole

Anyone who follows or reads this blog knows I have been considering and preparing for showing chickens. So with that stated, in January the Florida Sunshine Classic Poultry Show is happening in Lake City, FL. From what I understand, it is a sanctioned show by the American Poultry Association and many others so there will be a large attendance.

My plans are to take this big boy…

Dark Brahma cockerel

Dark Brahma cockerel

and this large fowl hen…

Dark Brahma hen

Dark Brahma hen

I know nothing about showing chickens but what a better way to learn than to dive right in.

From what I read there were over 3,000 chickens shown last year so the competition is tough. Are you interested in showing? Here’s a link to get your entry form: Florida Sunshine Classic Entry Form 2010

Green South Swap Meet in Middleburg

Another event that is happening this weekend and I plan on attending is the GreenSouth Swap meet in Middleburg, FL. Most of my readers are not local but some of you are so perhaps this will be of interest to you. You never know what you can find at these small animal swaps.

I attended last time and sold three of the four chickens I brought. This time I plan on bringing a pair of white orpingtons and possibly a few Light Brahma chicks to sell. There are usually alot of chickens available, as well as, goats, plants, tack and supplies, chicken coops, etc. You name it and you can probably find it. Here is a little more info on it:

Date: December 12th
Time: 8am-noon
Location: Same as before- the lot beside Green South Equipment Inc.
Bring: *We will have a hose for water- bring your buckets!
*All nessacary health papers for your animals.
*Any animal and supplies- cages, feeders, waters, leashes, collars,                          halters, tack, ect…

Remember: goats must have a scrappies tag in order to leave your property, so they must have one to participate.

If you have any questions please call-
Katy (904)874-8570 or email kt-bug@hotmail.com

For mapquesting, the address is:  2520 CR 220, Middleburg, FL 32068

So if you want to show your chickens, come to the Florida Sunshine Classics in January. Or if you want to sell and live locally come to the chicken swap this weekend at GreenSouth. I hope to see you at one or both of these events!

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10 Responses to “Florida Sunshine Classic Poultry Show”

  1. My husband and son attended the Dalton, Georgia show a couple of weeks ago. They took some of the nest boxes and did pretty good selling there.

    I would like to go to the next one. It sounds like fun. I will have to tell him about the Florida shows.
    Thanks

    Have a great day.
    Pam
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    Carole Reply:

    Pam, When I attended this show in Jan. of this year there was a flea market going on, as well as the show. So I’m sure you would do great selling your nest boxes. I would be lined up to get one. Also there are alot of chickens sold in the back of the building. The show I went to recently in Inverness had poultry supply area set up. Maybe you need to make the trip.

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  2. I’d like to get into showing my chickens. But I didn’t even know where to get started. Do you need pedigree papers or anything? I know you said you are new, but if you have any suggestions I’d be grateful.

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    Carole Reply:

    Randy, I think most show chickens are pure breds, no cross-breeding. I don’t know anything about having papers so I’m assuming not. Only the registration papers for the events. Everyone encourages me to give it a try just for the experience.

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  3. Sounds wonderful, Carole- wish I lived closer!
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    Carole Reply:

    Paula, I just did that drive from Knoxville and it is definitely too far to drive. I’ll let you know how it goes after the event.

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  4. Wish I could go. It is 18* here in NW AR today and FL sounds awfully nice about now! I love this site and the newsletter, Carole. I look fwd to it every month and the pics are great.

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    Carole Reply:

    Thanks Penny! I’m glad what is written is of interest to you and others. I used to live where it was cold and don’t envy your weather. Hope it warms up for you soon.

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  5. Hi Carol, I’d be very happy to help some of you new folks out. I’m the American Poultry Association representative for the state of TN and I’m also the national director of the APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club. Did you know there is a great group of folks in Knoxville area that have a big poultry club and they are holding shows at Chillhowee Park every spring and fall. PLUS they have been awarded the ABA National show in Dec. 2013? It’s going to be huge. I would dare guess 3000 to 5000+ birds from all over the country. If you want to learn more of the ropes about showing and shows get in touch at my email address or you can call me anytime. My contact information is listed on the APA-ABAyouthpoutlryclub.org website. This hobby is a hoot and we have the best time at shows.

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